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You Can Learn Anything

  I got a great email from Sal Khan this morning. I’m a big fan of the Khan Academy (of which he is the founder (that’s a link to how he got started; a story he tells well.) It has saved my…

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Don’t Get Ripped Off While Getting Ripped Off

Today should be called, National Tax Procrastinators Day. It should be a day off. There should be a huge barbecue party at midnight. We should acknowledge that denial is a healthy way to cope with having to do accounting –…

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It Is Time to Fix Education: Our Kids Are Too Small to Fail

Recently, my husband and daughter (14) enjoyed a raucous dinner conversation where she declared her love for Voltaire and jokingly attempted to work all of her recent vocabulary words — including misogyny, misanthrope, monogamy, and matriculate — into one sentence….

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NextIssue: Netflix for Magazines

I am a magazine addict. I would subscribe to everything I could get my hands on if it weren’t for the clutter. And the cost. So I am thrilled with NextIssue, a all-I-can-read newsstand for my tablet. I run the Windows…

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Going to College via Tablet

My son will soon be a high school senior. So whenever he is willing to talk to his parents, we discuss where he wants to go and how he’s going to get there. I loved college. And he seems to be…

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Your Future Car Was Inspired by Fish

Very rarely do two of my favorite topics — the ocean and technology — come together to create something I can (someday, if I live long enough) drive. Yet it seems automotive engineers take inspiration from the ocean, too. I…

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Say Goodbye to Google Reader

This is very sad. Or so I’m told. I’m not a Google Reader user. And I guess I won’t be starting now. I was sad when Google killed off Google Health. And I worry about what this means for other…

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I Long for a Robot Housekeeper

I like to have a clean house. But I don’t like to clean it. I seem to have no choice in the matter. I either clean it or I watch it get dirtier and dirtier. So I don some ear buds …

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Exciting! Star Trek Into Darkness App Available Now!

I know. I ‘m a dork. But I’ve been waiting for the app companion for the upcoming “Star Trek into Darkness” (opens in theaters everywhere May 17th, 2013). So I was super excited to get the announcement this morning. It’s…

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How Much is This Clutter Worth?

The video is an interesting examination of the American culture of clutter. Why do we feel so compelled to collect so much stuff? I have been using the newly launched (on iOS) eBay Mobile app to turn the clutter in…

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